Make one of these adorable crocheted Cuddle Buddies for your little one! A sweet huggable friend they can take with them when they’re on-the-go!
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Title: Cuddle Buddies
Designer: Sharon Compton
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2021
These adorable Cuddle Buddies are crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 5 mm (H) hook.
The patterns were designed by Sharon Compton and include 8 different animal friends. All patterns included are rated at an EASY skill level.
Each of the animals is crocheted in parts and then assembled using simple stitches.
You can choose to stuff these Cuddle Buddies lightly to create stuffed toys or, you can leave them unstuffed and the head pocket open to hide jammies, blankies, or small treasures inside.
Some of the stitches you can expect to see in these patterns include:
- Chain Stitches (ch)
- Single Crochet Stitches (sc)
- Slip Stitches
- Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Most parts of these projects are worked in rounds, or in rows. Some of the animals have parts crocheted around foundation rows (like the body of the Dachshund).
The instructions are written in US Crochet Terms. Stitch counts are included at the end of the rows following a : symbol.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 4 sc
Other supplies you will need include eye lashes, safety noses, 12″ pipe cleaners (for the ears) and polyester stuffing.
- Mouse | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 17 inches tall
- Cat | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 15 inches tall
- Dachshund | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook |17 inches tall
- Raccoon | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 16 inches tall
- Elephant | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 17 inches tall
- Bear | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 15 inches tall
- Koala | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 17 inches tall
- Kangaroo| Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 17 inches tall
Take a closer look at the projects you can make here: Cuddle Buddies
The General Instructions section of the eBook, begins on page 44. Explanations and diagrams (where needed) are provided for the following stitches and techniques:
- Free Loops of a Chain
- Back Loops Only
- Post Stitch
- Changing Colors
- Single Crochet 2 Together
- Crocheting Over Pipe Cleaner
- Optional Fringe Eyelashes
My favorite Cuddle Buddy is the Koala (because of the cute little baby). My daughter (she’s 11 years old) loves the Koala too and my son (he is 9 years old) loves the Raccoon. Which is your favorite?
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